Posts Tagged ‘movie review’
An alien craft hovers above the water in "Arrival," a 2016 Paramount Pictures release directed by Denis Villeneuve.


A fine science fiction drama, more contemplative and imaginative than we usually see. But a Best Picture Oscar nominee?

The Lego Batman Movie

Can the Lego team sustain a parody of a tiresome superhero without it becoming tiresome itself? The answer is: Mostly.

Fifty Shades Darker

I read that Dakota Johnson used whiskey to shoot the sex scenes in “Fifty Shades Darker.” After watching the movie all I can say is: Where’s ours?

Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action

Reviews of all five Oscar-nominated Short Films — Live Action.


“Julieta” is a minor work in Pedro Almodóvar’s filmography of complex, nuanced female characters, but still a worthy one.

The Space Between Us

Set your phasers to disappointment for this sci-fi love story that's part "The Man Who Fell to Earth" and part teenbopper romcom.

A Dog’s Purpose

An unrepentant three-hankie weepie, this story about a dog's reincarnated lives will leach the tears and smiles out, despite your best efforts.


M. Night Shyamalan is aware of silliness inherent in "Split," bends our expectations to his purposes and sneaks plenty of genuine scares in between the smirks.